Applications for the research postgraduate programmes and the five taught postgraduate programmes open in September every year.


Application for September 2024 Intake

For general admission questions to the School of Journalism and Communication, please refer to the details HERE (PDF download).

Note: Due to a large amount of enquiries received, email or telephone enquiries on individual admission cases, admission progress and results will NOT be processed. Instead, we will actively contact the applicants for any missing or further documents if necessary. In any case, your application would NOT be disqualified if document is submitted within one week after we ask you for supporting documents.


Research Postgraduate Programmes

Application Round


Application Deadline

Main Round

– Ph.D. in Communication (also for HK Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme)

1 December 2023


– Ph.D. in Communication – Computational Social Science (CSS) Concentration

(Applicants who would like to study in the Computational Social Science (CSS) Concentration under the PhD Programme should apply before commencing their studies at CUHK. For details, please visit the CSS PhD Fellowship Scheme@CUHK homepage for more information.)

1 December 2023

– M.Phil. in Communication


Clearing Round

– Ph.D. in Communication (not via HK Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme)

31 March 2024

(Students are strongly encouraged to apply by 1 December 2023. Students can still apply until 31 March 2024 but applications will only be considered subject to availability of places.)

– M.Phil. in Communication


Checklist for applications for Research Postgraduate Programmes

Taught Postgraduate Programmes 

– M.A. in Global Communication
– M.A. in Journalism (NEW: Scholarship for Hong Kong Practicing Journalists)
– M.S.Sc. in Advertising
– M.S.Sc. in Corporate Communication
– M.Sc. in New Media

Application Deadline

  • Priority Round: 11 December 2023
  • Final Round: 19 January 2024

Checklist for applications for Taught Postgraduate Programmes